Over its 450-year history, Florida’s Historic Coast has been home to an especially diverse array of people. Explore the many cultures of St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and The Beaches through engaging festivals, authentic culinary experiences, myriad musical performances and historic streets layered with stories to tell.
Sing Out Loud Songwriters Festival
thru sept 11, free every weekend
More than 130 local musicians and other national acts showcase their talent in the Sing Out Loud Festival, Music fans can attend over 100 performances at stages including the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, the Colonial Quarter, the Downtown Plaza, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall and more. Schedule at www.singoutloudfestival.com.
St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival
sept 8 – 11
Celebrate Spanish history in one of the nation’s oldest cities. The festival features Spanish foods and wines presented at a variety of special events and restaurants, including Vino Veritas – learn the secrets of authentic Spanish recipes and Spanish wine pairings from Spanish food and wine experts; the Grand Tasting – sample more than 120 different types of wines made in Spain; and the Batalla de Vinos – participants spray one another with wine for charity. www.SpanishWineFestival.com.
Annual Greek Festival
oct 7 – 9
Discover St. Augustine’s Greek heritage and enjoy a delicious assortment of Greek foods, pastries and beverages. Entertainment by the Hellenic Band and beautifully costumed Greek dance troupes. Francis Field, 29 Castillo Dr. www.stauggreekfest.com.
Florida Heritage Book Festival
sept 15 – 17
Flagler College, Ringhaver Student Center, 50 Sevilla St. www.fhbookfest.com.